Photo: Ted Bundy
Originally posted, November 19, 2006
Besides serially killing, what do Gary Ridgway, Ted Bundy, and Dennis Rader have in common?
They're all Republicans. Coincidence? New anecdotal studies give a resounding, "Perhaps."
Questions resonating within an alarmed law enforcement community: Are serial killers attracted to the Republican party? Or are the Republicans attracted to them?
In reports kept under wraps until after the recent elections, anecdotal researchers using new counterfactual technologies and fellacious methodologies have turned up startling hearsay and volumes of evidentiary spuriousness that point to both conclusions.
"The evidence is sophistic," says criminologist Dr. Edgar "Choch" Manaña, U of Alabama. "The speciousness of these reports is staggering."
We discovered the phenom when reading accounts of an interrogation of Green River killer Gary Ridgway by erstwhile sheriff- now 8th District Republican congressputz- Dave Reichert.
Ridgway, a truck painter with an IQ of 82, had sex with his victims after he killed them, told the sheriff he was a Republican and would support him if he ran for higher office.
While Republicans are typically in a somewhat higher IQ range
than Ridgway, Reichert was flattered and his Republican handlers saw an
opportunity to target new voters.
Here was an inroad in the vote-rich micro-constituencies of not only psychopathic killers, but also necrophiliacs- a voting niche Republicans have been trying to crack since discovering that their revered Sen. Strom Thurmond had married three times though dead some 12 years.
Dennis Rader, Wichita's BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) Killer was active in the party.
Although a lowly though elected bureacrat, he carried out his eponymous deeds with a vigor many described as entrepreneurial.
From 1990 until his arrest in 2005, Rader was a supervisor of the Compliance Department at Park City, a two-manned, multi-functional department in charge of “animal control, housing problems, zoning, general permit enforcement and a variety of nuisance cases.” His performance in his position was described as “overzealous and extremely strict” by neighbors and as an authoritarian in the "daddy state" mold of a Jim DeMint, a Dino Rossi, or a Pam Roach. Rader cited animal control violators without mercy; as Larry King put it: he was a "letter of the law guy." Sound familiar?
The authoritarianism of libertarians or punitive religious conservatives can cause, according to the suppositious sociological community, a condition called "libertarian sociopathy." Marked by scornful, narcissistic, lack of compassion or empathy, its symptoms are manifest in people like Dori Monson, Rush Limbaugh, or Michael Savage.
An admix of power, celebrity, free markets, privatization, and no gun control, can sometimes go terribly wrong- and innocents can die.
Ted Bundy, the Tacoma boy renowned nationally for his sensational and prolific stranglings was a campaign worker for Republican Governor Dan Evans. A handsome law student, he cut quite a swath in the 1970's Olympia GOP chablis and brie scene.
While schtupping smart, young, single, Republican women during the week, he spent his quality time raping and strangling hippie chicks up in Seattle on the weekends.
It was said in Olympia that Bundy was polite, responsible, anti-union, and had the proper respect for private ownership,the gun lobby, and his Republican girlfriends. But for those women to whom he felt superior, (and probably Democrats) he repressed their votes by way of strangulation.
What was it about Republicanism that attracted Ted Bundy? Was it the sense of entitlement, ruthless independence and blind self-righteousness? Was it the laissez faire of the Republican platform gone so horribly wrong that free markets in his sick mind included the tender parts of young women?
Speaking of entitlement, the infamous Kevin Coe, Spokane's South Hill rapist of the early 1980's was the son of a conservative newspaper publisher, a bona fide spoiled rich kid, certified psychopath, licensed realtor, and self-described "pro-growth advocate." He and his parents were active Republicans.
As far as anyone knows, Coe never murdered anybody. His MO was brutally raping women while on his morning jog. Even after years in prison, the truly unpleasant Coe has never admitted guilt or acknowledged wrong-doing- a sociopathic pattern similar to members of or apologists for such failed and/or criminal GOP administrations such as those of Richard Nixon or George W. Bush.(photo: Kevin and Mom)
Would Kevin Coe supported the recent "pro-growth" Initiative 933? Anecdotal researchers say yes.
We see evidence of this strange disorder as a Republican administration is pulled down and exposed. The needless war; the dismantling of social safety nets, the denigration of the judiciary, the privatization rhetoric- it all dovetails into the pathology of the Republican serial killer.
We're wondering where and when the next Bundy, or BTK will show his deadly face. When will new killers, frustrated and enflamed over liberal push-back and recent gains start a spree adding to the carnage?
We're against profiling, but screening Republicans might be a prudent first step to stop the killing. Responsible Republicans should agree- profiling is an important law enforcement tool.
Surely if they have nothing to hide, they'd gladly cooperate.